My Life In The Glass Castle By Jeanette Walls

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In The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls talked about her struggles in life, and I would like to explain some of the things I have endured in my life. I haven’t had the hardest life, but it hasn’t been the easiest either. I will be enlightening the readers about how I got through alcoholism in my life, and learning how to be an adult at a really young age. I will also be explaining what effect each person in my family has had on my life. My life relates to The Glass Castle because of what I have gone through so far in my life. It was one of those days that you wouldn’t think anything would go wrong. It was such a nice day out, and I was helping my brother fix his Mustang that he purchased no too long ago. I was in fifth grade, so I didn’t really …show more content…
He pulled into the reservoir, and I was so confused. I asked him if we were going home, and he said he needed to tell me something before we head home. He told me that he isn’t my real father, and that he adopted me when I was not even a year old. I was speechless, I had no idea what to say, someone I thought one moment ago was my blood relative felt like a stranger. He asked me if I had any questions, and I asked who my real father was. He told me that he lives with his parents in Michigan, and that someone I always saw at family reunions that I thought was just a cousin or family friend, he told me that he was actually my brother. And then I realized that his daughter, the person that I thought was my sister, really wasn’t related to me other than some paper that says so. That was the first moment in my life that started a declining trend I viewed …show more content…
I asked my brother about it and he said she has always drank like that, but I was too young to realize. My brother and I had grown really close in the past few years, but when I was younger he wanted nothing to do with me. My mom had to send him off to live with his dad, because his friends were arrested for robbery and she didn’t want him to do that. It was just my mom and I living in the house, and she wasn’t ever in the house too much either. She would go to work, then she would go straight to the bar until around three in the morning. I practically lived on my own at a young age. Sometimes I would just walk down to my friends house late at night, and see drug deals going down. My mom spent all her money at the bar, so we never really had food in the house. My two favorite meals were either peanut butter sandwiches, and mayonnaise sandwiches. That is probably why I got made fun of for being fat when I was younger, because of all the mayonnaise I ate as a

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